Thread: Pi-lish Writing
December 14th 2011, 06:15 PM #1
Ok, so this may be a taxing experience, and you'll really have to put on your nerd goggles for this one, but the results can be pretty fun. The objective of this game is to compose literary work. At the very least, sentences of moderate length. However, there's a catch: the number of letters in each word has to correspond with digits of pi. This, of course, is called pilish.
Some examples (the first two are mine):
Hey(3), I(1) have(4) a(1) great(5) education(9) in(2) pilish(6) prose(5) and(3) humor(5).
"Sir", I said, "I think Vonnegut's so clever! Kurt's dry, witty anecdote regarding society assuredly got in our craniums."
(Supposedly from a fellow named Sir James Jeans)
How I need a drink, alcoholic in nature, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!
(From someone named Mike Keith)
Near a Raven
Midnights so dreary, tired and weary,
Silently pondering volumes extolling all by-now obsolete lore.
During my rather long nap - the weirdest tap!
An ominous vibrating sound disturbing my chamber's antedoor.
"This", I whispered quietly, "I ignore".
Since pi's digits include zero, we'll just stick with the first 32. They are:
3. 1 4 1 5 9 2 6 5 3 5 8 9 7 9 3 2 3 8 4 6 2 6 4 3 3 8 3 2 7 9 5
All sentences must extend up to at least eight digits of pi. No dialect reductions or extensions of words are allowed (i.e, you can't say " ol' " in place of "old.") Reputation points to anyone who can compose rhyming poetry in pilish (call them "piems"). If you try your hand at pietry, each stanza has to be at least three lines--couplets are forbidden.
Be warned! This game's a toughie!
Last edited by fm93; December 14th 2011 at 06:18 PM. Reason: formatting
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